"This audit report concludes that the Deputy Director significantly improved management of the Threat Simulator Program (the Program) in recent years, but that more effective centralized control is needed to provide a coordinated, joint-Service approach to threat simulator development and acquisition. The Program evolved from a single Service concept to a tri-Service and OSD effort with $1.5 billion programmed for threat simulator development, acquisition, and upgrade during FY 1990 through FY 1994. Threat simulator is a term for equipment having characteristics of actual threat weapon systems. Threat simulation is achieved by using mathematical computer models, combining hardware with computer models, and building hardware replicas of radars and missile seekers. Simulators are used in laboratories, indoor test facilities (chambers), and open-air test ranges to test the effectiveness and survivability of U.S. weapon systems and to train military personnel."
Report No. 90-089
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